Gal Gadot Pushes Back Against Critics Who Say She Shouldn’t Play Cleopatra

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Gal Gadot is pushing back against claims that she is whitewashing Egyptian history by portraying Cleopatra in an upcoming film. “First of all, if you want to be true...

Shtisel Mania Comes to Temple Israel of Great Neck

Shtisel fans will get an extraordinary insider’s view of Shtisel, the phenomenally successful Israeli TV hit series that has captivated U.S. audiences on Netflix. “Behind the Scenes of the...

Bar Refaeli to Co-Host Eurovision in Tel Aviv

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and three local celebrities will host this year’s Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv. Friday’s announcement by the European Broadcasting Union followed...

Stan Lee, Creator of Iconic Marvel Comics Superheroes, Dead at 95

(JTA) — Stan Lee, who as one of the masterminds behind Marvel Comics created such mega-popular comic book franchises as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk and the X-Men, died early...

Charges Filed Against Robert Kraft for Soliciting Prostitutes

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Formal charges were filed against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for soliciting prostitutes in Florida. Kraft, 77, and two dozen other defendants were charged Monday...

Netflix Picks Up Rights to 2019, 2020 Eurovision Broadcasts

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Tel Aviv in May, can be seen on Netflix. Netflix picked up the U.S. VOD rights to...

Financier Joshua Kushner Weds Supermodel Karlie Kloss

5TJT News Staff Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared Kushner, senior advisor to the President of the United States, and Karlie Kloss, a supermodel, held a small, Jewish wedding ceremony in...

Mayim Bialik Gives Chizuk to Pittsburgh Community

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Mayim Bialik made a “pilgrimage” to Pittsburgh to support the Pennsylvania city’s Jewish community, she said on her Grok Nation website. The popular Jewish actress recalled how...

Producers in Talks With Madonna to Make Appearance at Eurovision

American pop star Madonna. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Producers of the 2019 Eurovision song contest set to be held in Tel Avivm in May are reportedly in talks with American pop...

Woodmere Native, 70s ‘It’ Girl Peggy Lipton Dies of Cancer

(JTA) — Actress Peggy Lipton, who represented network television’s version of the quintessential ’60s flower child as the star of the crime drama “The Mod Squad,” has died. She...
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